Portrait of Lieutenant E.Denis Blundell

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Mid 20th Century
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Lieutenant E.Denis Blundell. Head and shoulders portrait in military uniform. Sir Denis distinguished himself as a cricketer. He played in the North Otago team against New South Wales while at the school in the 1920s. He also played in the Cambridge University team. Sir Denis also distinguished himself as an athlete and won the Victoria League Essay in 1926. As an old boy Sir Denis has distinguished himself with many honours. These include G.C.M.G, G.C.V.O., K.B.E., O.B.E. (Military) Q.S.O., Kt. St. John. He was a barrister and solicitor, New Zealand High Commissioner to London, 1968-72 and Governor General of New Zealand 1972-77. He was chairman and director of a number of New Zealand companies, President of the New Zealand Cricket Council 1959-60, Chairman of the Air Services' Licensing Authority 1952-62. For his public service he was made an Honorary Freeman of the City of London. Information source, History of Waitaki Boys' High School, Tyrell (1983) and McDonald, (1958). Picture from Waitaki Boys' High School album. Photo is signed
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Mid 20th Century
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Collection of the Waitaki Archive. Id 108942


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